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Archbishop of York Youth Trust Opens Grant Making Programme

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today re-opened its grant making programme for youth projects across the north of England.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu Credit: Press Association

Since the Archbishop’s Youth Trust began awarding grants in 2009, it has awarded £70k to more than 20 youth projects that reach out to thousands of young people every day.

Many of these supported projects have been in areas of real deprivation where young people have been facing many challenging situations.

As a result the Youth Trust has seen lives changed and young people inspired to become active citizens, making a difference through serving others.


Archbishop of Yorks' advent calendar

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will start his own online advent calendar today.

He will post 24 message on how we might prepare for Christmas.

This is the fourth year running that the Archbishop has offered daily reflections in the build up to Christmas.

The Archbishop said: "Every day from 1 December until Christmas Eve, a brief reflection will be added online about our Advent journey, preparing the way for Jesus in our lives. Come and journey with me!"

Church releases eco-film

A film showing how churches across Yorkshire are responding to environmental challenges and global warming has been released. 'Our Hope for God's Creation' was produced by the Church of England in Yorkshire and the North East.

It shows how different parishes are working to tackle climate change.

God's love for the whole of the cosmos lies right at the heart of the gospel. Our Hope for God’s Creation shows us how churches can put that love into action with examples of good stewardship and how we can all contribute and make a difference. I hope it will be an inspiration for churches throughout the province and beyond.”

– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York


Prostate cancer: The facts

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Archbishop of York is one of quarter of a million men who are living either with or after prostate cancer in the UK. The charity Prostate cancer UK say:

  • Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
  • 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • It's estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
  • One in eight men will get prostate cancer.

For help and advice on prostate cancer go to the Prostate Cancer UK website.

Well wishes for Archbishop of York

Responding to the news that the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has had surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate, the Bishop of Lincoln said:

I was saddened to hear of the Archbishop of York's illness, and that he expects to be recovering for some time. Knowing the Archbishop as a man of great energy and passion, I know that this enforced rest will not come easily to him. I and the Diocese of Lincoln join the Church in holding Archbishop John and his family in our prayers, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

– The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln
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